Fist Congregational Church

Guatemala Mission Trip 2019

Guatemala Mission Trip October 12-18, 2019

Living in Traverse City, surrounded by the beauty of Grand Traverse Bay, we can easily become complacent about our accessibility to clean drinking water. Yet, over 700 million people globally are affected by a water crisis and face serious health risks and water related illnesses. Children are especially at risk from contaminated water, preventing them from going to school and struggling with chronic illnesses and even death. The impact on the family and the community as a whole is difficult for us to truly grasp.

Next fall there will be an opportunity to travel to Antigua, Guatemala for an Adult mission trip. Working with Filter of Hope, an organization that has developed household water filters for families living in abject poverty, we will be able to see first hand the difference access to clean water can make. The household filters we will distribute and install can last up to 10 years, are efficient and affordable.

Our team will work with local churches to distribute and install the water filters to villages near Antigua. The purpose of this trip will be to provide a solution for contaminated water sources and to facilitate personal connections for the local church. Most importantly, the team will have an opportunity to share with others the parallels between these filters and the cleansing we all have through the filter of Jesus in our life.

Our next meeting will be May 12th in the Front Room at 9am

PANERA BREAD FUNDRAISER

Click here for the Panera Flyer!

There will be an opportunity on April 24, 2019 to support this trip and help reduce the individual costs for the team. A fundraising event will take place from 4-8pm at Panera Bread on April 24, 2019. The business will donate 20% of pretax sales toward our trip costs when you show our flyer (click here). Plan to have dinner with your family and friends that night!!

To join or support this Mission Trip:

contact: Marilyn Vlach marilynvlach@gmail.com or Eric Davis ebdavis@chartermi.net

Trip 3 Filters cost $40 each and we will be required to purchased about 5 for every member on the mission team.
One way Church members can contribute is by sponsoring filters and making a check out to FCC with Mission Trip on the memo line.

To Learn More:

Watch the video by clicking here.

Mission Trip